Dr. David Foster Receives Excellence in Teaching Award03.01.21
David R. Foster, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM).
Each year MTSM recognizes one of its professors with the award. It serves to honor a professor who has made a significant contribution to learning and scholarship.
Dr. Foster was chosen as the recipient of the award based on feedback from colleagues and students. His current courses include Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Natural Theology and Anthropology.
“In his approach to teaching, Dr. Foster promotes an understanding of faith and reason, by which the two are in harmony, never opposed,” explained Rev. David Endres, Dean of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. “He helps our students immerse themselves in the Catholic philosophical tradition and begins to ask – and start to answer – the most fundamental questions of life.”
Dr. Foster joined MTSM faculty in 2010 as an associate professor of philosophy. He became full professor in 2016. Before coming to MTSM, Dr. Foster taught at Seton Hall University.
Dr. Foster received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, his Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the Dominican House of Studies and his Doctorate in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America.